A few months ago I blogged about our newest yarn – Imperial Yarn Columbia.
I knit the Kennebec Cowl by Dawn Cantazaro in Wool People 5 with the Columbia – I absolutely love the finished product. Knit in the round in the Brioche Stitch the end result is a squishy, lofty, lovely cowl! It can be worn hanging low, or wrapped around twice!
I used two skeins of Imperial yarn, and I can’t wait for my next project to cast on with this yarn! This is a great yarn company – who produce some beautiful yarn from sheep that are born and raised in Oregon – a family run business for over 140 years!
Come check out all the amazing colours we have in the shop, and cast on your next project! (Thanks to Annie for modeling).
This book, like all the work this dynamic team creates, is simple, stunning and appeals to all knitters. We have copies of Seasonless in the store right now, and it is a perfect gift item for the knitter in your life. Or pick up a copy for yourself and start working on one of these stunning projects!
The collection features three patterns:
Laylow – “This fresh, modern and reversible shawl pattern is knit up in fingering weight for a versatile, seasonless accessory. It’s airy, lightweight and a relaxing knit with an easy to memorize stitch pattern.”
Palladio - “Knit from the top down and in the round, this pullover features a simple lace rib on the front body. Stockinette back and sleeves add a simple contrast to the textural front. Designed with slight negative ease at the bust and positive ease around the waist and hips, this truly is a sweater you’ll want to live in.“
Schwimmen – “Schwimmen is a fun and enjoyable project with a flowing pattern repeat & addictive open work. It’s an interesting and pleasant knit that is sure to be a staple in your year round wardrobe.”
Stop by the shop and check out this beautiful collection!
We love the Wisdom Poems Sock Yarn, with some fantastic new colours for the winter 2014/2015 season. Poems is 75% wool and 25% nylon and 100g/420 meters.
This yarn is fantastic for socks, but also looks great in shawls or smaller projects! Stop by and check out all the shades we have in stock!
with Holli Yeoh
This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. In the first week we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on and learn about knitting placeholder stitches so the heel can be worked at the end of the project. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles.
Your assignment between classes is to knit like the wind so you’re ready for week two where you’ll learn a stretchy, sewn bind off with no sewing. Then we’ll remove the placeholder stitches and knit the heel. We’ll complete the sock by grafting on the needles.
You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to have the foot and ankle completed before the second class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).
Skills needed: participants should have experience knitting in the round
Date: Tuesday’s October 21, 28
two coordinating sock yarns in light or medium colours (about 100 g of
the main colour and a small amount for the heels and toes)
2.25 mm needles
o two circular needles; 24” (60 cm) length is recommended but this method can be done on any length of needle
o If you want to learn Magic Loop you’ll need one circular needle; at least 32” (80 cm) long
o If you want to use double pointed needles, you’ll also need two circular needles, any length
• basic knitter’s toolkit
Call or email Baaad Anna’s to register for this class! 604-255-2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are totally loving the Cascade Eco Highland Duo this fall, with it’s 70% alpaca and 30% merino blend it is super soft to work with, and has some great drape and texture! This yarn is versatile and will make a great 1-skein project or also will work up into a lovely larger project like a shawl or even a sweater!
The skeins are 100g and 180m (197 yards), we carry the entire line of natural shades – perfect for a gradient shawl project! We also have the natural blends, which knit up beautifully!
After knit city I will be working on a gradient shawl with three different shades! Watch here for more details and pictures!